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2 best friends trying to find their place in the galaxy filled with robots, bounty hunters, and corporations in Graphic Novel form. Read more

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2 best friends trying to find their place in the galaxy filled with robots, bounty hunters, and corporations in Graphic Novel form.

Los Angeles, CA Comics
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Hello, 

my name is Brett Bean and I love books, comics in particular.  I've been in the animation/ entertainment industry for 10 years and I’ve been  helping create worlds, characters, and ideas but it's always been for someone else. Never my own creation.  I am truly eager to get MY ideas and MY visions directly from my brain and hands to your Brain and eyes. With the help of you and kickstarter, that time is now. Thank you for your time and I hope you believe in this as much as I do. If you’d like to know more about this project and my other work, please join me at:

Twitter: @2dbean
Blog: www.2dbean.blogspot.com

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Here's a tutorial video on how I am creating the art for Spaced out!


Over the last 10 years I’ve been working as an artist on a host of different properties in video games, TV, film, and books. I’ve story boarded, character designed, and art directed for properties like Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, Slugterra, and Gamma Worlds. I've worked for such companies as Disney TV, Sony SCEA, Disney Interactive, Wizards of the Coast, and Nerd Corps. and In between all of my “regular work” I’ve been crafting and working on this story to collect in a book.

My book is called Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis and I’d love to bring it to life.This hard cover book will be at least a 100 page story standing at 8 ½” x 12”.The entire drawing, writing, editing, inking, coloring, designing, well, basically all aspects of its creation is done by me.I am treating it like an animated show on paper.I color coded the text bubbles in hopes you will create character voices just like me and read the story out loud to yourself, your child, or your buddy.

In the video clip I go into more detail about what the story is all about, hopefully this gives you a taste of what’s to come without giving away any spoilers.  I got rid of the words to hide any plot.

Here are some sample pages from the book:

Our Intrepid Heros
Our Intrepid Heros
The villains
The villains
and more aliens then you could shake a stick at
and more aliens then you could shake a stick at

I am asking to raise $15,000. That amount will cover all printing expenses, development costs, proofs, miscellaneous expenses such as software to build the book, a website, and the fees associated with Kickstarter.

So here is what you can get for helping fund:

Spaced Out -The story of Fil & Mantis

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Risks and challenges

Potential obstacles, there will always be unforeseen delays, issues, and problems in any endeavor. From artwork taking longer than expected, packages being lost in the mail, or even the printer messing up a batch of books. It happens. Although I have never made a book of this magnitude and scope here on Kickstarter, I have self published 5 other art books as an artist. have worked on this project in all overtime hours and am fully determined that this book will see the light of day and be made and brought to you and the public. As an artist, entrepreneur, and a fan of storytelling and this medium, this will be finished and completed.

I am more than half way through the entire project so I know what it is, where it's going, and what the end product will be. With the help and support, I can fully concentrate on this and this alone to make the best possible product that's directly from me, to you.

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  • I thought for a very long time over this one. The kickstarter funding is primarily about the printed book and my love of them. I decided to keep it to just the physical book for now. Of course if more than enough people comment about it....

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    The Starter Pack – Receive an 8.5” x 11” exclusive Art Print featuring the stars of the story, Fil & Mantis, in their best hero pose with laser guns ready and smoking. Also receive a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book.
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    The First Frontier Pack – This is what it’s all about. You’ll receive your signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis. Hard bound, 100+ full color pages filled with awesome adventures and humorous good times as two best friends find their place in the world. A feast for the eyes. Also receive a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    The Got No Space Pack – This is what it’s all about. You’ll receive a downloadable copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, 100+ full color pages filled with awesome adventures and humorous good times as two best friends find their place in the world. A feast for the eyes. Made specifically for you "out of towners" and those who are scared of paper cuts.

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    Set to Stun Pack – You’re the “spaciest” if you support this level – Get the signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis to enjoy and then also get the exclusive Art Print to hang on your wall to prove your fandom. Of course you will also get a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    Out of this World Pack – This is a special level for those who are art fans as well as comic fans. In this level you will receive the signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis AND you will receive a signed copy of Sketches, Doodles, and Ideas – the very latest soft bound sketch book from Brett Bean. This sketchbook is brand new for 2013! Also receive a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    The Buddy System – This is the “get one and give one level.” You will receive 2 signed copies of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis. Keep the second copy for yourself, give to a friend, donate to a school, whatever you like. Also receive a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    The Verse Pack –You will receive a signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, the exclusive Art Print, and the exclusive Fil & Mantis “I helped spur an intergalactic hunt!” Kickstarter T-shirt! T-shirt will be available in a wide range of sizes for both men and women. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    Can’t Decide Pack – Basically 1 of everything up until this point is included on this level! You’ll get your signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, the exclusive Fil & Mantis “I helped spur an intergalactic hunt!” Kickstarter T-shirt in your size, the exclusive Art Print, a signed copy of Sketches, Doodles, and Ideas, and a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    The Alien Invasion Pack – Get your own alien – headshot that is… At this special tier you will receive an original one-of-a-kind ink and color 5” x 7” drawing of an alien by Brett Bean. It will be a headshot and each one will be unique (sorry, no requests please on what it will look like). Also get a signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, the exclusive Art Print, the sketchbook Sketches, Doodles, and Ideas, and a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    The Back in Time Pack – Of course you are going to get Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis but you are also going to get the new sketchbook Sketches, Doodles, and Ideas along with a PDF of Character Driven: The Art of Brett Bean vol. 1 on top of 4 PDF’s of OUT OF PRINT books by Brett Bean which includes: Bots, Aliens, and a Spy (color art book), So Far (sketch book), No Whip (character sketches from coffee shops), and Drawn Out (sketch book). Also receive a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    Faceless Drone – Ever dream of becoming a faceless drone? Well, now is your chance. Even faceless drones have names and at this level you will get one of the 10 faceless drones that Fil & Mantis battle named after you! Their name tag will actually have your name on it, and there it will be, in print, in the pages of the story, for all to see. Also get a signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, an exclusive Art Print of your faceless drone, the exclusive Fil & Mantis “I helped spur an intergalactic hunt!” Kickstarter T-shirt in your size, and a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    I Can’t Decide Part 2 Pack – No fancy words here, you will get basically everything up to this point (not including the faceless drone perk): signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, signed copy of Sketches, Doodles, and Ideas, signed copy of Character Driven: The Art of Brett Bean volume 1, 4 pdf’s of OUT OF PRINT Brett Bean books (Bots, Aliens, and a Spy, So Far, No Whip, Drawn Out), exclusive Art Print, the exclusive Fil & Mantis “I helped spur an intergalactic hunt!” Kickstarter T-shirt in your size, a color 5” x 7” drawing of an alien by Brett Bean and a special thanks (your name) printed in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    Choose Your Own Adventure Pack. This is your own custom alien – 4 heads, 20 eyes, lizard tail – whatever you want Brett will make it for you! The original artwork will be 8 1/2” x 11” inked and colored. Also get your signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, the exclusive Fil & Mantis “I helped spur an intergalactic hunt!” Kickstarter T-shirt in your size, exclusive Art Print, and a special thanks (your name) in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    Evil Henchman Pack- YOU are an Evil Henchman – The company employs 2 rough and ready evil henchmen that await our intrepid heroes. The character will actually be based off of you (for better or for worse….) and an interpretation of your name will be used as the character’s name. To commemorate your immortality in print, you will receive an Original Sketch of your character and of course receive a signed copy of Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis as well as a special thanks (your name) in the back of the book. Shipping included in the US. International orders please add shipping costs to your order. See map below.

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    The Bean Me Up Pack– Okay, so let’s face it, there is not much that I can give you that would equal $3000 dollars, except of course my eternal gratitude. This level might not add up to $3000 worth of stuff (in fact I know it will not) but you will be the only person on this planet to be able to say they own everything Brett Bean has ever published and a couple bonuses too. This includes: Spaced Out - The Story of Fil & Mantis, Sketches, Doodles, and Ideas, Drawn Out, Welcome to My Brain The Art of Brett Bean Vol.2, Character Driven: The Art of Brett Bean volume 1, as well as the last physical copies we have of No Whip, Bot’s, Aliens, and a Spy, and So Far. The exclusive Fil & Mantis Art Print, 22 other art prints, the exclusive Fil & Mantis “I helped spur an intergalactic hunt!” Kickstarter T-shirt in your size, Poo the card game, Nuts the card game, Farmageddon the card game, and a special top of the page thank you! (your name) in the back of the book. As a final thank you, I would also like to include an original production sketch from the development of Fil & Mantis. Limited to US residents only, Shipping included.

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Funding period

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